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Achieve good hygiene to children is to help you improve your health by cleaning. It is the role of parents explains, teach and reinforce healthy hygiene habits in their children to prevent infection and disease.
Hygiene habits in children:
The 80% of infections are transmitted by hands, so hand washing prevents most diseases. It is important to teach them to wash their hands should not be just a little soap and water, but how you scrub hands and dried with towels.
We establish the routine of showering every day, although many children will surely not like this. We need to gradually teach handled with soap, to wash their private parts-especially girls , who are most at risk of infection have, and possibly avoid the bathtub, as there are large number of diseases caused by fungi. Read the rest of this entry »
All parents are afraid of the idea that his son, so small and fragile, has to undergo a surgery. However, there are many common operations on children who generally do not pose any problem, but rather bring health benefits.
What and how to prepare for them?
Common surgeries in children:
- ● Umbilical cord hernia: should be performed when the scar cord does not close properly.
- ● Tonsillectomy: These operation tonsils removed if the child suffers from sleep apnea or infections usually for three to six months continuously.
- ● Cryptorchidism: This is done in children whose testicles have not descended.
At birth the baby, the umbilical cord of the newborn, cuts and ties, to form what will be his navel, which requires frequent cleaning and care, to prevent infection. Read the tips listed below:
- Wash the stump of the navel with mild soap and water baby when it is dirty or sticky or urine or feces.
- Dry the area with a clean, lint does not accumulate and let air dry as long as possible.
- Clean the stump with alcohol to 70% if you indicated the pediatrician, a cotton swab dipped in alcohol and cleans the stump several times a day.
More and more parents are seeking alternative therapies for children, thus avoiding subjecting them to the traditional practice of medicine, pharmaceutical drugs and invasive examinations.
The children, the pediatrician and alternative therapies
If we decided to carry out an alternative therapy with our son, for example, acupuncture, it is necessary to notify the pediatrician, in order to avoid possible harmful interactions for the child. In many cases, the parents hide the doctors, not by wickedness or shame, but because they do not consider alternative therapies and herbal remedies as part of medicine, regardless that just may have adverse effects, generally mild.
They are the parents of children with asthma or other chronic diseases who most often turn to alternative therapies (70% of families do), either simultaneously with traditional medicine, replacing this, or as a first course before use traditional drugs. Read the rest of this entry »
One mistake we often make is adults think that, as babies are small, there is no way suffering complications typical of an adult tooth for example. However, this is something real that can affect our children from an early age if not taken proper care.
It is therefore necessary to sanitize your mouth properly and accordingly to their stage and prevent cavities with eating habits. Remember that, although it seems complicated, if well cemented the foundations in education and habits in our children from a very young, all activities which could have cost us some work, for them they will be natural.
Oral hygiene in children:
A key point to prevent tooth decay in children is correct oral hygiene: the mouth care of our children must be started from a very early stage and continue as a recurring habit. Read the rest of this entry »
Vitamin D is required for absorption of calcium and proper bone growth. It is synthesized by the human body, but to do so, it needs to ultraviolet B. So it is good to prescribe Vitamin D for infants?
There are pediatricians who prescribe multivitamin with vitamin D to babies to prevent rickets, a disease that causes problems in bone development. Other effects of lack of vitamin D may be cystic fibrosis, metabolic disorders and celiac disease.
Still, other pediatricians believe that the problem of the lack of vitamin D can be solved by removing the child to the sun, as they have provitamin D in your skin, and with ultraviolet radiation is converted into vitamin D. They are enough only five minutes a day in the sun, to have a baby in diapers generate the amount of vitamin D recommended. And twenty minutes if with clothing. Read the rest of this entry »
Thrush, also known as mildew or oral candidiasis, is an infection of the mouth that comes from a fungus or yeast called Candida. It is normally in the mouth and gastrointestinal tract, where it is usually harmless. Also found in the vagina, thus probably during its passage through the channel of delivery a baby has made contact with the fungus.
Newborns, for some reason, seem more susceptible to fungal infections. Perhaps this is due in part to the normal immaturity of their immune system. As the fungus multiplies, for example, in the mouth, you will notice white patches on the tongue, palate (top of the mouth) and the inside of the cheeks and gums. Read the rest of this entry »
In the past, rice cereal, is that the majority of parents chose for the first meal of the baby, since it is considered hypoallergenic, however, many pediatricians recognize that foods rich in nutrients, such as potato, avocado or banana, are excellent options for food to give in the first place.
The avocado is an excellent food, as it is full of healthy fatty acids and essential nutrients. It is a creamy and mild food so it is digested and well tolerated by most babies.
The banana has properties that help develop the mucous layer of the stomach and aid in digestion, also possess a sweet taste that many children readily accept. Read the rest of this entry »
The baby allergies are an adverse reaction that occurs when our children come in contact with anything in particular. There are allergies to certain foods, such as eggs, dairy and nuts, as well as to pollen, dust mites present in environmental or hairs of pets, such as cats.
In recent years, it was found that four in ten children suffer from some form of allergy, while the number of people with allergies has also increased. So today approached you information so you know what you face if your child develops an allergic reaction.
What is an allergic reaction?
When an allergic reaction is because a part of our organism has come into contact with a protein by a substance called allergen. Then the body’s immune system produces an antibody called immunoglobulin E, which sends a signal to the cells that contain large amounts of a substance called histamine, which is highlighting the external symptoms such as itchy eyes and nose, rashes, swollen eyes and lips, diarrhea and vomiting, among others. Fortunately, severe allergic reactions are very rare. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been shown in some studies, the supplements of vitamin A; it helps to prevent some of the serious complications resulting from measles infection, although it is not clear how to help.
These supplements can be recommended for children under two years with severe measles or for children with vitamin A deficiency, so it is essential to consult the doctor and their potential benefit, if your child has measles.
The vitamin A supplements for preschoolers are known to reduce the risk of mortality and morbidity for some forms of diarrhea, measles, human immunodeficiency virus and malaria, and that these effects may be the result of the actions of the Vitamin A in immunity. Read the rest of this entry »